Love In Judith Ortiz Cofer's Lessons Of Love

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The faulty love in “Lessons of Love” In the short story “Lessons of Love” by Judith Ortiz Cofer, the young girl is an excellent example of unreliable love, people who abuse love, take advantage of love, and people who feel so intimated about their love they are willing to do anything for them, but they don’t know if they are going to get the same thing back from them. Obsession, love, and misery cannot lead you to the person that you want unless they feel the same way for you. The young girl is obsessed with the boy she has a crush on and the guy she meets changes her in a variety of ways and the girl has become so obsessed and desperate for her for the guy that she becomes untrue to her family members. First, the girl transforms in a way desiring to see the boy she has crush on every single day, she does that by basically admiring and always taking glances at him. The boy the young girl has a crush on works at a local grocery store right across the street, the young girl persuades and forces her family to eat more so, she can shop at the that store more frequently, so she can catch a glimpse of his beauty: “Week after week I wandered up and down the aisles, taking furtive glances at the stock room in the back, breathlessly hoping to see my prince. {...} I felt like a pilgrim waiting for a glimpse of Mecca.”(Cofer 42) The young girl demonstrates how she refers to the guy as a god and puts him before god because she is so enchanted by his looks that she is desperate with this boy and is overtaken by him, through love.…show more content…
{...} I nearly screamed when I felt someone grab me by the waist. But my mouth was quickly covered by someone else’s mouth. I was being kissed. My first kiss and I could not even tell who it was. I pulled away to see that face not two inches away from mine. It was he. {...} He lifted my chin and touched his lips to mine. {...} He walked away into the darkened corridor and disappeared. {...} (Cofer

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